Sukma

  • 3 CRPF personnel killed in Naxal attack in Sukma April 9, 2014

    Sukma: Three personnel of Cobra force of Central Reserved Police Force were killed in an encounter with Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. In the first incident that occurred in Sukma district, Naxals opened heavy fire on a patrol of the specialised anti-Naxal operations force CoBRA that was coming...
  • Jharkhand: Two security personnel injured in encounter with Naxals March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: One CRPF personnel and a police official were injured in an encounter between security forces and Naxals in the Latehar district of Jharkhand on Thursday noon. The encounter is still underway. According to Home Ministry sources, a top leader of the Naxals may be hiding in the area. The encounter comes...
  • CRPF had intel inputs about Maoist threat in Sukma: Sources March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after 15 security personnel and a civilian were killed by over 200 armed Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, sources say that the CRPF was aware of Maoist threat in the region. "Specific intelligence was given to the concerned CRPF and state police officers about the movement...
  • We will avenge Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh: Sushil Kumar Shinde March 12, 2014

    Raipur: Condemning the deadly Naxal attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh a day ago, Home Minister Sushil Kumar on Wednesday said India will avenge it. "Hum iska badla lenge (We will take revenge)," Shinde told reporters at a press meet. The government has also decided to hand over the probe to the...
  • Chhattisgarh heads for Lok Sabha polls amidst repeated Naxal strikes March 11, 2014

    Raipur: The Naxal strike again in Chhattisgarh just a month ahead of the general elections clearly indicates that the election season would not be an easy ride for security personnel in the state. Nearly 200 heavily armed Maoists opened fire at security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma on Tuesday killing 16...
  • After Sukma ambush, alert sounded in 3 Maoist-hit districts of UP March 11, 2014

    An alert has been sounded in the three Maoist-hit districts of Uttar Pradesh following the Naxal attack in Sukma district of Chattisgarh on Tuesday. Talks have been held with the regional coordinator of the central paramilitary forces SN Sawat and alert has been sounded in view of today's attack in Chattishgarh...
  • Naxal attack: Union Home Secretary calls emergency meet March 11, 2014

    In wake of the killing of 20 security personnel in a Naxal attack in Chhattigarh's Sukma, the Union Home Secretary has called an emergency meet on Tuesday evening. ...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: Shinde vows action as 20 security personnel killed March 11, 2014

    Raipur: Twenty security personnel lost their lives in a fierce encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday. There were 44 personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Chhattisgarh Police who were assisting a road construction and demining party when the troops were attacked by over 200...
  • RK Singh extends best wishes to soldiers' families killed by Naxals March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Home Secretary RK Singh made a faux pas by extending his best wishes to the families of the security personnel who lost their lives in the Naxal attack on Tuesday. Fifteen Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and five policemen lost their lives in a fierce encounter...
  • Chhattisgarh: 200 Naxals attack security personnel in Sukma, kill 20 March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Twenty security personnel lost their lives in a fierce encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday. There were 44 personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Chhattisgarh Police in the road opening party when it was attacked by over 200 heavily armed Naxals. The dead...
  • Chhattisgarh: 3 security personnel injured in encounter with Naxals March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Three security personnel were injured in a fierce encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday. The encounter took place near the Jiram Ghati area in Sukma. Sources said that the encounter had been since Monday evening. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: 5 CRPF personnel injured in a Naxal attack February 9, 2014

    Sukma: Five CRPF personnel were critically injured in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district. It is not for the first time that the region witnessed a gun battle between the CRPF and the Maoists. In 2013, Naxalites had opened fire at CRPF camps in Sukma district, but the attack was...
  • Chhattisgarh: Narendra Modi to address four election rallies today November 14, 2013

    Raipur: BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is set to address four election rallies in poll-bound Chhattisgarh on Thursday. Modi's visit comes after party unit workers demanded to extend his campaign in the states having elections. Chhattisgarh votes in the second phase of elections this month. Earlier, voting for...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: First phase ends amidst low voter turnout November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Voting for the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls in 18 constituencies ended amidst a low voter turnout. There was no voter turnout in 42 polling booths in Sukma where polling booths are located inside security camps. As per the Election Commission data released at 1pm, 33 per...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals fire at CRPF camps in Sukma district June 11, 2013

    Raipur: Naxalites on Monday night opened fire at CRPF camps in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district but the attack was repulsed by security personnel. Sources said three different camps of the paramilitary in south Bastar were targeted in Naxal gunfire which was suitably retaliated to by the troops. The firing went on...
  • Chhattisgarh: MoS PMO blames BJP govt for Naxal attack May 28, 2013

    Bangalore: Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V Narayanasamy on Tuesday blamed the Chhattisgarh government for the massacre of 28 people in an attack by Maoist rebels on a Congress convoy in Sukma district last week. "I squarely blame the Chhattisgarh government and its Chief Minister (Raman...
  • The Last Word: What is the best way of fighting Naxalism? May 28, 2013

    Karan Thapar discusses the question with a panel of experts. ...
  • Naxal attack: Jagdalpur SP suspended May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Chhattisgarh government swung into action more than three days after the gruesome Naxal massacre which resulted in the deaths of senior Congress leaders in the state. The government on Tuesday suspended the SP of Bastar district Jagdalpur and transferred the IG and the collector of Bastar...
  • IAF drones fails to track Naxals in Chhattisgarh May 27, 2013

    Raipur: The deadly Naxal attack on the Congress leaders in Jagdalpur could have been prevented had the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) not been lying idle in faraway Hyderabad. According to intelligence sources, since every drone takes off from Hyderabad, they can't spend sufficient number of hours hovering over the Naxal-affected...
  • Naxal attack: Sonia appreciates courage of Cong leaders May 26, 2013

    Raipur: Appreciating the courage of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said the "cowardly" Maoist strike was not an attack on the Congress or its leaders but on democratic values. "I appreciate the courage and bravery of the leaders who inspite of several adversities, took a...
  • Chhattisgarh: More than 600 CRPF personnel mobilised May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: More than 600 CRPF personnel, including CoBRA commandos, have been rushed to sanitise and take control of the Naxal attack site in Chhattisgarh where over a dozen people, including senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma, were killed on Saturday. The Centre has mobilised the CRPF personnel to not only...
  • Naxals kill Salwa Judum founder Mahendra Karma, 20 others May 26, 2013

    Raipur: In one of the deadliest Naxal attacks in Chhattisgarh, at least 21 people including anti-Naxal movement Salwa Judum's founder Mahendra Karma and former Congress MLA Uday Mudliyar were killed on Saturday evening in Darba Ghati Valley of Jagdalpur district. The attack targeting the Congress party convoy occurred during the...
  • All should rise above party politics to fight terror: BJP May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday condemned the Maoist attack on Congress leaders and workers in Chhattisgarh and said all should rise above party politics to fight terror with a heavy hand. NDA Working Chairperson LK Advani called up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to express his concern over the attack. "Advani severely...
  • Chhattisgarh: Kidnapped Cong leader's son pleads to Naxals to free him May 25, 2013

    Raipur: Umesh Patel, one of the sons of senior Congress leader Nand Kumar Patel who was abducted by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur district, on Saturday appealed to the ultras to free his father unharmed. "I appeal to the Naxals to release my father and brother", Umesh said. Nand Kumar Patel, PCC chief,...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack is attack on political system: MP CM May 25, 2013

    Bhopal: Terming the Naxal attack on Congress leaders' convoy in Chhattisgarh as "an attack on the Indian political system", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed condolence over the killing of party leader Mahendra Karma in the incident on Saturday. "The attack has exposed the ugly face of Naxalism. It...
  • Home Ministry rushes additional forces to Chhattisgarh May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: After a major Naxal attack on a Congress rally in Chhattisgarh, the Union Home Ministry on Saturday night said it is rushing additional paramilitary forces to help launch a combing operation for release of abducted leaders. "Home Ministry has sent additional forces to Chhattisgarh to assist the local administration...
  • Chhattisgarh: PM, Sonia condemn Naxal attack May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday talked to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and asked him if any Central assistance is required by the state in the wake of the Maoist attack on Congress leaders. UPA Chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi condemned the incident, saying it was an...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals kill Salwa Judum founder Mahendra Karma May 26, 2013

    Raipur: In one of the deadliest Naxal attacks in Chhattisgarh, the founder of the anti-Naxal movement, Salwa Judum, Mahendra Karma was killed on Saturday evening in Jagdalpur district. Apart from Karma, a Congress MLA was killed, the state Congress president was kidnapped and another party leader was seriously hurt in...
  • Watch: Ten Naxals killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh April 17, 2013

    Ten Naxals were killed and several others injured in an encounter with security forces in Maoist-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: Ten Naxals killed in encounter in Sukma April 16, 2013

    Raipur: Ten Naxals were killed and several others injured in an encounter with security forces in Maoist-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. Eleven automatic guns were also recovered from the encounter spot. On a tip off about the presence of Naxals in the forest area of Puarti village, a search...